Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Before International/ized Criminal Courts

October 14, 2008
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Room 603

Conference Schedule

 

8:30 - 9:15 am - Breakfast and Registration

9:15 - 9:30 am - Welcoming Remarks

  • Dean Claudio Grossman, Washington College of Law
  • Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law

9:30 - 11:00am - Incorporating Gender: Does Institutional Structure Matter? (View Webcast)

Moderator: Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director, Women and International Law Program, Washington College of Law
Panelists:

  • Rhonda Copelon, International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic, City University of New York
  • Brigid Inder,  Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
  • Maxine Marcus, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

11:00 - 11:15 am - Coffee Break, Room 603

11:15am - 12:45pm - The Devil is in the Details: Policy and Practice (View Webcast)

Moderator: Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law
Panelists:

  • Florence Darques-Lane, The International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Chiseche Salome Mibenge, Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Human Rights Research, Utrecht University School of Law
  • Gabriela Mischkowski, Medica Mondiale
  • Susana SáCouto, War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law

1:00 - 3:00 pm - Lunch, Washington College of Law, 6th Floor Lounges

Keynote Address: Gender Strategy is not a Luxury for International Courts (View Webcast)

Patricia Viseur Sellers

Former Legal Advisor for Gender and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY);  Visiting Fellow Kellogg College, Oxford University;  Special Consultant to the High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Independent Gender Expert

3:00 - 4:30 pm - From Theory to Practice and Back Again: Lessons Learned from the Gender Jurisprudence and Feminist Critiques of the International/ized Criminal Tribunals (View Webcast)

Moderator: Ann Shalleck, Director, Women and International Law Program, Washington College of Law

Panelists:

  • Kelly Askin, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Justice Teresa Doherty, The Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • Valerie Oosterveld, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law
  • Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara University School of Law

4:30 - 4:45 pm - Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Reception

Washington College of Law, 6th Floor Lounges